Everything great they say about marriage is true. So glad we waited to share ourselves with each other on the wedding night, it was more magical than I ever could have hoped. :)
National Geographic Live! - Too Young to Wed
I’ve seen this one, good documentary.
So we had our last premarital counseling session today and it was wonderful as always. We had this great conversation about how abstinence can make a relationship stronger because you’re learning how to set goals or boundaries for yourself and being able to trust your partner to respect them. It teaches self-control and appreciation for the more important things in your relationship (in our opinion) and of course, gives you something extra special to look forward to. :) We also talked about our parents and how their marriages affect how our marriage is going to be, and be perceived. If your aware of the pros and cons of theirs you can learn how to embrace the pros for yourselves and be self-aware about avoiding the negative habits you may have learned from them. It was awesome.
"I defied the fates once before Alice and was cursed into a bottle for hundreds of years."
I must be in an extra romantic mood today.
Probably because I spent yesterday working on our wedding ceremony :OOO
Anna Be bridal boutique in Denver, Colorado » Chowen Photography
WHAT DO WEDDING DRESS DESIGNERS HAVE AGAINST SLEEVES AND STRAPS??!!
I’m having horrible flashbacks to when I started shopping for mine. XD
(I received this ask but accidentally sent response privately instead of publicly posting )…
Who my children desire sexually is really none of my business, that’s between them and their confessor. Being a person with same sex attraction is really hard, but so is being a person.
A person with same sex attraction is not evil, is not an abomination, but just a human being. Temptation is a part of christian faith! I myself have suffered sexual temptation and as a person who must remain celibate for now, (its all sorts of complicated) still suffers from it.
My kids are beautiful, wonderful people. The objects of there arousal or affection makes no difference to me. I’m their mom and no matter what their temptations, sins or sufferings are, there is always a home in my heart, and a place with home cooked meal at the table for them. I’ll always love them.
There will be a time that I will have to explain my own sins to them. As a parent I want them to do their best regardless of who they are attracted too, but lets face it though, they’re human beings. If they experience a dark period of sin much like what I went through I will never stop loving them. I will always be patient with them, always praying and loving them no matter how wounded their soul becomes.
There are several Catholic men\women on tumblr who are attracted to the same sex, and if any of my kids were half as devout and wonderful as they are I would be overjoyed! It is extremely inspiring to see Catholics with same sex attraction devoted to the faith! They are heroes of the faith! The world tells us we should give into our pleasures, and live for ourselves and this earthly life alone. We should support our fellow Christian who does their very best, not condemn them for their temptations or sins. People who suffer from same sex attraction still are born to bring glory to God, no matter how many times they may fail (like everyone else), but they need support and care for their souls by others around them.
I will say also that never would I ever encourage any person to sin. Not in words, action, or even silence. To encourage another person to sin is an absolute act of hate. We are called to love, and in love we tend the conditions of other’s souls. With love you don’t have to approve of the life they live, just love that they are living.
So I guess nothing would happen, nothing in regards to change in how I treat them or love them. It will always feel the same and treat them the same :)
I really like most of this message, but I still struggle with the implication that acting on same-sex attraction. I am a lesbian who is engaged, and I do believe in abstinence, but only until I am married. I don’t have plans to be celibate unless there are health reasons or if it is something my partner wishes. I feel that I of course am a sinner, and I fail in many areas ever day, but my love for my partner is not one of those. I hope you understand what I am saying and that God continues to bless you in every way possible. <3
These are some of the principles of courtship: ask God’s blessing at the beginning of a relationship; enter it with direction, toward discerning marriage; involve the families; be accountable to others; pace yourselves as you spend time together; and always listen for the Lord’s guidance.
With almost one in six Americans marrying outside their race or ethnicity today, what challenges do interracial and intercultural couples still face?
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